Black History is essential to American History, and we are definitely in the camp that appreciation and support for Black Culture is a year-round thing. There is so much to celebrate and learn! Here are some examples of Black Excellence that I personally love, and non-profits that you can support right now and all year long.
Lorna Simpson is an American photographer and multimedia artist who is best known for her use of photo-text installations, collages and films that explore identity and reflect upon her own experience as an African-American woman.
Born in Nicaragua in 1945, Bianca Jagger is most famously known as an award-winning social and human rights activist. In addition to her activism, Bianca Jagger was also a prominent style icon (and BFF’s with Andy Warhol).
Almost as soon as my family and I got settled in California after our move from Seattle, I was presented with an incredible opportunity to join the team at pioneering direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand, Vrai (formerly Vrai & Oro), as their designer.I have been following Vrai since their inception, so I was thrilled to partner with a brand whose values and aesthetics align so well with my own.
TBT to last Fall in Ojai, which set off a subsequent chain of events, the results of which I can now share...and explain my long absence, btw! My family and my business are moving from the PNW to the Los Angeles area this spring!
I’ve posted to Instagram about one of my design heroes, architect John Lautner before, so when I recently had the opportunity to spend a Harvest Moon-lit evening in one of his most celebrated residential works, the Silvertop House, I went into full-on GEEK OUT mode.